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earl the beaver wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:37 pm
danthefan wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:28 pm Just saw Balacoune is back for Ulster, good to see.
I will believe it when I see it, 10 days ago McFarland said he hoped he would be back for the end of the season.
Tbf our season is basically over anyway
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Mr. Very Popular wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:13 pm
redderneck wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:41 am
irishrugbyua wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:48 am Joey Carbery is set to be named on Munster’s bench for their Guinness Pro 14 game away to Cardiff on Friday night for what would be his first outing in almost 14 months.
Fukken drops everything, books Ryanair flight, Covid Test and falsifies essential travel employer letter, heads direct to the Redemptorists in Limerick for a savage session of Novenas.

Say at least 7, I'll do 4 in the Cathedral.
Just saw this. Have to make sure to check out the 2nd half...
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Mr. Very Popular wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:13 pm
anonymous_joe wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:10 pm Blaming Lowe is fine up to a point, but if somebody has flaws, why not work around them?

Or run around them, like the opposition do. :proud:
I mean, yeah, but I've already seen somebody advocating a theoretical Ian Dowling over Lowe. It's peak Ireland to view wingers as defenders first, attackers as a last resort.
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CM11 wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:28 pm
anonymous_joe wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:10 pm Blaming Lowe is fine up to a point, but if somebody has flaws, why not work around them?
He's up against Stockdale so that's a no from the Nordies. Their mind is made up and that's that.

The fact that no one is suggesting Lowe ahead of Stockdale and Stockdale hasn't been available for selection for the first three games is completely irrelevant.
I think it was Churchill who said of Stockdale that "From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an "iron curtain" has descended across the continent."
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Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:52 pm
earl the beaver wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:37 pm
danthefan wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:28 pm Just saw Balacoune is back for Ulster, good to see.
I will believe it when I see it, 10 days ago McFarland said he hoped he would be back for the end of the season.
Tbf our season is basically over anyway
We have a knockout game in Europe, still all to play for in the league.
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anonymous_joe wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:26 pm
CM11 wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:28 pm
anonymous_joe wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:10 pm Blaming Lowe is fine up to a point, but if somebody has flaws, why not work around them?
He's up against Stockdale so that's a no from the Nordies. Their mind is made up and that's that.

The fact that no one is suggesting Lowe ahead of Stockdale and Stockdale hasn't been available for selection for the first three games is completely irrelevant.
I think it was Churchill who said of Stockdale that "From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an "iron curtain" has descended across the continent."
He'd know, having helped put up the curtain Poles.
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hope to feck zoolander doesnt get injured on the munster bench tomorrow night
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anonymous_joe wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:24 pm
Mr. Very Popular wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:13 pm
anonymous_joe wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:10 pm Blaming Lowe is fine up to a point, but if somebody has flaws, why not work around them?

Or run around them, like the opposition do. :proud:
I mean, yeah, but I've already seen somebody advocating a theoretical Ian Dowling over Lowe. It's peak Ireland to view wingers as defenders first, attackers as a last resort.
You forgot to mention the Lazy-Boy. It's details like that that'll come back to haunt you.
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ticketlessinseattle wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:46 pm hope to feck zoolander doesnt get injured on the munster bench tomorrow night
We've got a new bench just in case.

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:lol: ....can we get a step ladder for that ?
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Jesus ; sad to see that they've been granted permission to sell Claws family home in his bankruptcy - 6 months granted to vacate it ; wouldn't fancy being the lad showing up for the keys
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ticketlessinseattle wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:56 pm Jesus ; sad to see that they've been granted permission to sell Claws family home in his bankruptcy - 6 months granted to vacate it ; wouldn't fancy being the lad showing up for the keys
Is that a long standing family home? Either way, poor claw.
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ticketlessinseattle wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:56 pm Jesus ; sad to see that they've been granted permission to sell Claws family home in his bankruptcy - 6 months granted to vacate it ; wouldn't fancy being the lad showing up for the keys
Just saw that. Sad one for them.
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ticketlessinseattle wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:55 pm :lol: ....can we get a step ladder for that ?
A nice padded ramp I reckon. Got to minimise time exposed to danger.
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How'd he go bankrupt?
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Floppykid wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:10 pm How'd he go bankrupt?
Was wondering myself, so I googled it;
https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/cour ... 33764.html
High Court orders have been granted allowing the official in charge of former rugby international Peter Clohessy's bankruptcy to sell his family home.

Mr Justice Richard Humphrey's also placed a six-month postponement on an order requiring Mr Clohessy, his wife and their three children to vacate the property in Limerick.

Mr Clohessy, nicknamed the Claw, was adjudicated by the High Court as a bankrupt in 2017. He had been involved in several bar and restaurant businesses which got into difficulties.

A statement of affairs filed on Mr Clohessy's behalf as part of his bankruptcy proceedings showed that in late 2016 he had debts of over €13m, mainly owed to various financial lenders.

Mr Clohessy, who represented Ireland on 54 occasions between 1993 and 2002, has since been discharged from bankruptcy.
I assumed at first that it was because the Sin Bin had gone under in the pandemic, but it sounds like it was a lot more than that, going on a lot longer.
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DOB wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:13 pm
Floppykid wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:10 pm How'd he go bankrupt?
Was wondering myself, so I googled it;
https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/cour ... 33764.html
High Court orders have been granted allowing the official in charge of former rugby international Peter Clohessy's bankruptcy to sell his family home.

Mr Justice Richard Humphrey's also placed a six-month postponement on an order requiring Mr Clohessy, his wife and their three children to vacate the property in Limerick.

Mr Clohessy, nicknamed the Claw, was adjudicated by the High Court as a bankrupt in 2017. He had been involved in several bar and restaurant businesses which got into difficulties.

A statement of affairs filed on Mr Clohessy's behalf as part of his bankruptcy proceedings showed that in late 2016 he had debts of over €13m, mainly owed to various financial lenders.

Mr Clohessy, who represented Ireland on 54 occasions between 1993 and 2002, has since been discharged from bankruptcy.
I assumed at first that it was because the Sin Bin had gone under in the pandemic, but it sounds like it was a lot more than that, going on a lot longer.
The Sin Bin is gone a long time now.
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Nah lads, this goes back to over-extending financially during the Celtic Tiger era and crashing hard in the aftermath. That's a very simplistic take on it, but accurate enough as far as I understand. Far from unique.
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Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:32 pm Third time in history Leinster have played an all Leintser backline.
It would be a bit like Munster supporters wearing their jersey to an Ireland Wales match if Leinster supporters wear blue for Ireland Italy.
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redderneck wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:33 pm Nah lads, this goes back to over-extending financially during the Celtic Tiger era and crashing hard in the aftermath. That's a very simplistic take on it, but accurate enough as far as I understand. Far from unique.
13 mil is a really huge amount.
Grim, I hope/trust he and his family can claw their way back. (pun not intended)
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Flametop wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:01 pm
Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:32 pm Third time in history Leinster have played an all Leintser backline.
It would be a bit like Munster supporters wearing their jersey to an Ireland Wales match if Leinster supporters wear blue for Ireland Italy.
Which is among the reasons we would never do such a thing.
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DOB wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:20 pm
Flametop wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:01 pm
Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:32 pm Third time in history Leinster have played an all Leintser backline.
It would be a bit like Munster supporters wearing their jersey to an Ireland Wales match if Leinster supporters wear blue for Ireland Italy.
Which is among the reasons we would never do such a thing.
Yep. I don’t know anybody who supports Leinster above Ireland.
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Flametop wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:24 pm
DOB wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:20 pm
Flametop wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:01 pm
Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:32 pm Third time in history Leinster have played an all Leintser backline.
It would be a bit like Munster supporters wearing their jersey to an Ireland Wales match if Leinster supporters wear blue for Ireland Italy.
Which is among the reasons we would never do such a thing.
Yep. I don’t know anybody who supports Leinster above Ireland.
There's loads.

They're not Irish though!
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CM11 wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:41 pm
Flametop wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:24 pm
DOB wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:20 pm
Flametop wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:01 pm
Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:32 pm Third time in history Leinster have played an all Leintser backline.
It would be a bit like Munster supporters wearing their jersey to an Ireland Wales match if Leinster supporters wear blue for Ireland Italy.
Which is among the reasons we would never do such a thing.
Yep. I don’t know anybody who supports Leinster above Ireland.
There's loads.

They're not Irish though!
Well that’s understandable then.
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YOYO wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:42 pm Good luck to Jack Regan making the Highlanders first 15.

Some terrible writing skillz in this article.

“ With Ireland ravaged by Covid-19, including Regan’s family, he opted to stay put in New Zealand over summer.”

The Regan family ravaged by Covid. :lol:

https://www.odt.co.nz/sport/rugby/irish ... his-chance
His father just got a shout out from commentator Tony Johnson who mentioned his hurling team.
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Willie Falloon wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:40 pm
eweeg wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:30 pm Stockdale is a better player than Lowe and is also actually from Ireland.
He’s better than Larmour, Keenan and Earls as well

He's also better than Lomu was and thon big pockle Shane Horgan.
Plus , he's so good he could play anywhere in the forwards and outplay all the
best forwards in the history of Rugby Union.
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Fritz Lung wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:36 am
Willie Falloon wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:40 pm
eweeg wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:30 pm Stockdale is a better player than Lowe and is also actually from Ireland.
He’s better than Larmour, Keenan and Earls as well

He's also better than Lomu was and thon big pockle Shane Horgan.
Plus , he's so good he could play anywhere in the forwards and outplay all the
best forwards in the history of Rugby Union.
Good effort
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Flametop wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:01 pm
Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:32 pm Third time in history Leinster have played an all Leintser backline.
It would be a bit like Munster supporters wearing their jersey to an Ireland Wales match if Leinster supporters wear blue for Ireland Italy.
I once wore an Argentina shirt to the Aviva when Ireland were playing Italy and EOS was circling the wagons. Some D4 oick asked me why I was cheering Italy on and why I was wearing an Argie shirt and I told him I was too tight to buy an Italian shirt to wear as my protest against comical Eddie. He never replied and thankfully ignored me for rest of the match.
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How the feck is Sexton still on your squad?
He is a liability at thos stage. We Welsh know dead wood and he is now rotting. You must have better than him and Burns, surely?
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C69 wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:02 am How the feck is Sexton still on your squad?
He is a liability at thos stage. We Welsh know dead wood and he is now rotting. You must have better than him and Burns, surely?
Isn't trolling on national threads a ban?
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C69 wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:02 am How the feck is Sexton still on your squad?
He is a liability at thos stage. We Welsh know dead wood and he is now rotting. You must have better than him and Burns, surely?
Can you coach?
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earl the beaver wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:03 am
C69 wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:02 am How the feck is Sexton still on your squad?
He is a liability at thos stage. We Welsh know dead wood and he is now rotting. You must have better than him and Burns, surely?
Isn't trolling on national threads a ban?
Is that trolling?
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EverReady wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:06 am
C69 wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:02 am How the feck is Sexton still on your squad?
He is a liability at thos stage. We Welsh know dead wood and he is now rotting. You must have better than him and Burns, surely?
Building towards 2027. It's a new 6 year cycle we have employed. I don't mean to let the cat out of the bag but nailed on
This is the Ireland rugby thread ER. There must be a Lions thread somewhere for you to be talking about all that.
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Fritz Lung wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:36 am
Willie Falloon wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:40 pm
eweeg wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:30 pm Stockdale is a better player than Lowe and is also actually from Ireland.
He’s better than Larmour, Keenan and Earls as well

He's also better than Lomu was and thon big pockle Shane Horgan.
Plus , he's so good he could play anywhere in the forwards and outplay all the
best forwards in the history of Rugby Union.
Nah, he’s the best back 3 player in Irish rugby though.
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C69 wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:02 am How the feck is Sexton still on your squad?
He is a liability at thos stage. We Welsh know dead wood and he is now rotting. You must have better than him and Burns, surely?
Harry Byrne is the one we're backing, most of us would have given him a shot this weekend or at least on the bench.

Joey Carbery has been out for over a year, back this weekend. We're not convinced his body is up to the task though but if it is, he'll probably be first choice shortly. Fingers crossed. Another Munster player, Ben Healy, is doing alright too.
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CM11 wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:23 am
C69 wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:02 am How the feck is Sexton still on your squad?
He is a liability at thos stage. We Welsh know dead wood and he is now rotting. You must have better than him and Burns, surely?
Harry Byrne is the one we're backing, most of us would have given him a shot this weekend or at least on the bench.

Joey Carbery has been out for over a year, back this weekend. We're not convinced his body is up to the task though but if it is, he'll probably be first choice shortly. Fingers crossed. Another Munster player, Ben Healy, is doing alright too.
Look, we are going to just use the Leinster calls this weekend. If Joey wants to play for Ireland he needs to move back to the big smoke.
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CM11 wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:23 am
C69 wrote: Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:02 am How the feck is Sexton still on your squad?
He is a liability at thos stage. We Welsh know dead wood and he is now rotting. You must have better than him and Burns, surely?
Harry Byrne is the one we're backing, most of us would have given him a shot this weekend or at least on the bench.

Joey Carbery has been out for over a year, back this weekend. We're not convinced his body is up to the task though but if it is, he'll probably be first choice shortly. Fingers crossed. Another Munster player, Ben Healy, is doing alright too.
Ben Healy is sooooo yesterday ; Jack Crowley is the man ROG wanted for LaRochelle and what more do you need to know !
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redderneck wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:49 pm
ticketlessinseattle wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:46 pm hope to feck zoolander doesnt get injured on the munster bench tomorrow night
We've got a new bench just in case.

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speaking of benches for Zoolander ; whats the story with Josh (you have him) Wycherley ? thought he'd be starting vs Italy but no sign of him and he;'s not on the munster 23 either; havent seen his name since the Clermont mike drop
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seems to be some talk online about a rumoured bust up between aki and the coaching staff.. wonder if it has legs.
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